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Your number one album of all time, and why?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by octatonic, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. crlong

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    Favorite Album

    Here's one of my all time favorites that rarely gets mentioned...

    Faces- "A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse"

    would probably go with Exile On Main St. as my #1 but I thought I would add something new into the mix.
     
  2. markinlondon

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    Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom.
     
  3. JamonHamon

    JamonHamon Friend of Leo's

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    I just watched a documentary of his life...boy Townes had a hard life
    but that boy could sure right a song...his life was full and interesting he made me think!!!...about the choices in my life...you know the right choices or did I take the right path...who the heck knows!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzl1O4nPJbI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gckrIZyK0tI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTGKzWDakK8&feature=related
     
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    Ditto. Couldn't have said it any better myself.
     
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    Redneck Jazz Explosion - Redneck Jazz Explosion.

    It's the only album I've listened to 1200 times and still haven't got sick of it.
     
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    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    It's one of my favorites, but I always thought of it as a collection of novelty songs. I like Harrison getting the last laugh though, turning in what is easily the most beautiful love song in the band's entire songbook.

    My favorite would have to be The Who "Live At Leeds". It captured them at their peak.
     
  7. aznrambo481

    aznrambo481 Friend of Leo's

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    I have two that blow me away each time I listen to them.

    The Wall-Pink Floyd is a masterpiece beyond words. Try this sometime... lock yourself in a dark room, put The Wall on, and curl up into a fetal position on the ground. Let the music wash over you, permeate every pore, enter every orfice. It's probably the most exhilarating feeling I have ever experienced.

    Resonance-Patrick Moraz is one I'm sure very few of you have heard. Patrick Moraz did the keys for the Yes album Relayer (happens to be my favorite Yes album). Resonance is just 1 piano, 2 hands. However, he makes it sound like 3 pianos, 6 hands. The rhythm parts are truly amazing. I urge anybody that has enjoyed yes to grab themselves a copy of Resonance. In the several months that I have had the album, I have listened to it more than a dozen times.
     
  8. Westerly Sunn

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    It would be difficult; at best...

    for me also, to name the One... but it's a little surprising how many of the main contenders were named here in a short space...

    I'll just name "Close to the edge" as the 1st one that popped into my head. I was young when I 1st heard it and realized how far away you could drift along with music in your head...

    Neck and neck, I think of...
    All the early YES albums...
    Harvest
    After the Gold rush...
    Deja' Vu
    Abbey Road
    Blood on the Tracks
    Axis Bold as Love
    Electric Ladyland
    Tapestry
    Waiting for Columbus
    ...and ANY Steely Dan...
    etc. :lol:
     
  9. nevadacalifornia

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    THE JAYHAWKS " Hollywood Town Hall"
    Great songwriting. Gary Louris and Mark Olson univoice singing. SG with a Fuzz Face. Ragged and beautiful at the same time.
     
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    Another +1 for Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' here !

    A complete and mesmeric masterpiece of emotional insight, incredible music and arrangements.

    Notable mentions also for Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of the Moon , Wish You Where Here, Animals and The Final Cut.

    :cool:
     
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    Yes, I agree that Killers IS the best heavy metal album of all time, but Dennis Stratton wasn't on it. He left after the first album. Killers featured Adrian Smith and Dave Murray.
     
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    Funny, that one jumped into my head too. One of my all-time favorites.

    I don't know if it's THE album but.....

    With all it's imperfections, TtN has more than most, of whatever it is that got people playing music in the first place.
     
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    Led Zeppelin #1
     
  14. PapaBeef

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    Some good stuff's been mentioned already.
    I couldn't live without some of the Dylan, Pink Floyd & Hendrix stuff.
    I don't think I've ever heard a Steely Dan tune I didn't love.
    But my all time #1 would be The Wild The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band...Some of Bruce's most creative playing...Loved Dave Sancious on piano on New York City Serenade & really miss him on the later albums...Every track works for me.
     
  15. Charlie Bernstein

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    Now, how come no one's asked that here before? Great question. And I'm seeing a lot of my faves getting named. (And a few I don't appreciate. I always think of Dark Side of the Moon as the album where Floyd jumped the shark.)

    Mine: Workingman's Dead.

    (Which, by the way, is Bob Weir's least favorite Dead album. He says it's good but doesn't sound like them. Everyone's a critic...)
     
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    OK computer by radiohead, because it's just fantastic
    or Hot Rats by Zappa, because of the improvisations, and the way the hole album just seems to be one song
     
  17. Charlie Bernstein

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    Yeah. Zappa didn't do albums. He did operas.
     
  18. PapaBeef

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    That reminds me...Not that it was my favorite album of all time...
    But I was driving to work one day (maybe 25 years ago), about a 15 minute drive.
    When I got in the truck to leave my house, I turned on a radio station from Trenton State College & the first thing they played was Zappa's Billy The Mountain.
    I had never heard the track before & I listened to it all the way to the office.
    I hated to go in. But I was already late. So I thought I'd better go in & pick up my work orders & miss the rest of the "song".
    I ran in, picked up my new WOs, dropped off my old ones, talked to the boss a few minutes & got back in the truck.
    Much to my amazement, when I started it up & the radio came on, Billy The Mountain was still going strong!
    I ran out & hunted down the album, Just Another Band From LA, which I proceeded to force feed to any one I could get to sit still for the 35 minutes it took to listen to the track, which was a whole album side.
    There were a couple of FZ albums that may have actually been "the one" if it wasn't for Bruce & TWTIATESS.
     
  19. xjazzy

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    Probably Ozzy's Live & Loud.
    It was the first album that made me want to play the electric guitar.
     
  20. Deaf Eddie

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    I'll play:

    John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton - aka "The Beano Album."

    I wore out two vinyl LPs over a span of about twenty-five years before they finally released it as a CD...

    A young Clapton at the TOP of his game, IMHO. The TONE of that LP & Marshall combo, with his phrasing and techinique just blew me away as a teenage blues-wanna be.
     
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